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gustafson
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:56 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] /etc/hosts file ignored Reply with quote

Hi all,
I can't ping any host listed in /etc/hosts.

For example: if this is host file:

Code:
127.0.0.1 localhost
192.168.0.5     something


Code:
# ping localhost
PING localhost (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.016 ms
# ping something
ping: unknown host something


Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Answering my own question... (spent several hours trying to fix and found it moments after posting)

/etc/nsswitch.conf was empty. (I had re-installed glibc via a pkg rather than a compile... and it didn't include the config file).

Thanks for looking.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gustafson wrote:
Answering my own question... (spent several hours trying to fix and found it moments after posting)
Then there's one thing to do : please prepend the title of this thread with a "solved" :)
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